10 interesting facts about influenza

10 interesting facts about flu

Here are the interesting facts about flu .

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1-5 interesting facts about influenza

  1. A human have flu 200 times in his/her life .
  2. Kids have flu 10 or 12 times in a year , adults have 2 or 4 times in a year .
  3. Number of death from influenza pandemic on the Winter Season 1918-1919 are more than Number of people who died in World War I .
  4. Drinking chicken soup increases mucus flow so the body cleans itself better .
  5. The world’s most expensive influenza case ! Apollo 9’s astronaut had flu . Because of him , the moon journey was delayed . $ 500,000 loss

6-10 interesting facts about influenza

6.William Shakespeare died because of influenza .

7. More than 200 viruses have been detected that cause influenza .

8. Firstly  Hippocrates made the definition of influenza ” infectious cough epidemic . ” 2500 years ago .

9. Famous influenza pandemics

Spanish influenza ( 1918 ) – 40 million people died . The person died in 24 hours who infected

Asian influenza ( 1957 ) – it caused estimated one million to two million deaths worldwide .

Hong Kong influenza ( 1968) – it caused 700.000 deaths .

Avian influenza ( 1997 ) – H5N1 virus  . It is more commonly called ” Bird flu .”

Swine influenza (2009) – H1N1/A virus 

10. in 1994 ,  24 millon working day loss in United States because of influenza